The legend of Fisher's ghost is a popular Australian story dating to the early 19th century. It arose from a series of historical events which occurred in Campbelltown, now a large urban population centre on the southwestern outskirts of Sydney, but at the time a remote rural outpost.
Charles Whiteley married Phoebe Hopper in 1877 in Maryborough, Victoria. Charles worked in the local Duke Mine in Timor, and it was this occupation which was to lead to his accidental death in 1884.
There is an outer suburb of Melbourne, Australia called â€˜Hopperâ€™s Crossingâ€™ â€“ it got its name from one of two Hopper brothers who emigrated from Kent in the 1850s. This is their storyâ€¦